Solomon G. Brown
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Solomon G. Brown (1852-1906), clerk of Secretary Spencer F. Baird (1878-1887) and poet, seen here standing outside, probably on the Mall. Brown worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years and was possibly the first African American Smithsonian employee.
Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
This photo of Brown as most likely taken at the same time as the staff photo of the International Exchange Service. See Negative #77-15013 (SIA, RU95, B28, F33). See biography of Brown by Louise D. Hutchinson, 'With Kindest Regards': Solomon G. Brown.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 4, Folder: 41
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
SA-754 and SIA2007-0039
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print